Laura Major

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Feel Amazing: Detox Kale Salad

Detox kale salad that won't make you miss a thing. From avocado to walnuts, this salad has it all.<p>From time to time, we could all use a little detox. Whether we're detoxing from a 4-hour Grey's Anatomy re-run marathon, an epic Facebook stalking session, or our weekend cinnamon roll bender, changing …

Lane Cake

Make the cake: Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour two 3-inch-deep 9-inch cake pans; set aside. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a …

Fried strawberry shortcake. Repeat: fried strawberry shortcake.

The food gods on high (and their disciple DudeFoods) long ago established this law: If you deep-fry it, it will improve. Never one to doubt the gods, …

How To Write Well: 10 Essential Self-Editing Tips

Shares 1K<p>Do you want to write well?<p>The easiest way to write well is to edit your writing.<p>The best person to edit a manuscript, article or blog post …

The 5 Elements Of A Story

What are the five elements of a story? This post offers an interesting way to look at the layers of a story.<p>Many writers believe that stories begin …

12 Common Character Archetypes & How Writers Can Use Them

What is an archetype? Oxford Dictionaries says an archetype is ‘a very typical example of a certain person or thing’. Writers can use this useful …

The Secret Formula Behind Dozens of Classic Cocktails

Learn the one recipe that makes dozens of famous drinks. For full recipes and more ideas, visit Liquor.com/sour.<p>Follow Liquor.com on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Liquor

13 Browser-Based Tools For Writers

Advertisement<p>Portability and accessibility are important for writers. You never know when inspiration will hit, and when it does you don’t want to be …

These Raspberry-Ginger Muffins Pack All of the Flavor with None of the Gluten

These raspberry-ginger muffins are high on flavor, low on gluten—as in, there is none<p><i>It’s the freakin’ weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It’s all about brunch.</i><p>It's time for you and muffins to get reacquainted. December has likely provided you with …

18 Academic Papers About '90s TV Shows

Culture is culture, high or low. If we can learn something interesting about the ancient Romans by studying their drinking songs, surely we can learn …

9 True Crime Books That Will Absolutely Disturb You

Lately, I have had a horrible time getting to sleep. Last night, the anxiety was so bad that I had to put on an Audrey Hepburn movie on Netflix to calm my terrifying thoughts.<p>Why is this going on? Stress at work? Trouble with my family? Nope, it's because I'm currently reading Truman Capote's …

Newton’s Law for Novelists

Do you remember executive balls? No, I mean Newton’s Cradle, the desktop toy that consists of five steel balls suspended in a cradle. The steels …

Mayonnaise Is a Chocolate Cake's Best Friend

<i>recipe by Sportello, photograph by Matt Duckor</i><p>There are some desserts in the world that we'll always have room for, come cheesy gut bomb or 20-course tasting menu. One such dessert is chocolate cake. Because of this, we're always looking for ways to make our chocolate cakes more moist, more …

A Wearable Fitness Tracker For Diehard Gym Rats

Fitbit? Fuelband? Amateur hour. If you take your workouts seriously, Push might be for you.<p>Many personal trainers might be employed by people who are more interested in the image of having a personal trainer than actually getting fit–but that doesn’t mean they don’t know what they’re doing. If …

"Everything" Potato Galette with Lox and Crème Fraîche

Mix crème fraîche, chives, and capers in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to use.<p>Peel and grate potatoes using …

Pumpkin Recipe: Make 25 Degrees' Spiked Pumpkin Milkshake - Great Ideas : People.com

Everything you need to know about this adults-only pumpkin milkshake: It’s made with an entire pint of ice cream and is totally worth busting out of …